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Don’t emulate – create!

What a waste of time it is to try to emulate someone else, another’s gifting, someone’s style — A complete and utter waste.Pat and Dani

Don’t do it.

While trying to copy someone’s style of writing, painting, singing — whatever — you are not growing in your own unique gifting.

You are literally wasting time.

When you finally realize that you will NEVER be that other person, you have to start from where you left off.

Wasted time. It is shocking that so many people get caught in this trap!

Don’t do it.

Spend your hours and days being you. Developing you. Growing into the best you.

I know it’s been said a bazillion times before. But I join my voice in the chorus. Continue reading

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Laughter does good like a medicine

Who would argue with that point? No one! Well, no one that’s fun, that’s for sure and certain.

Pat laughing


Goodness I love to laugh. I love to make people laugh. And I love it when people make me laugh. I get a kick out of a funny sense of humor. I think my favorite is when someone takes a regular fact and pulls a twist on it. Or irony, I love that. Or sarcastic humor.


But my favorite of all is wit. It tickles my funny bone like little else. I have spent many a moment embarrassed by cracking up a “little too much” when no one else laughed. Oh well. Their loss.


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Do you need therapy?

I do. Often. Don’t we all?

You know:

Schocolate cakehopping therapy

Chocolate therapy

Go for a walk therapy

Massage therapy

Pedicure therapy

Golf therapy

Vacation therapy

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Weekly posts to help, encourage, train, and challenge you in your ministry to children


Do It Well

If you are going to … do it well. Do it great! You know the verse:  

Col 3:23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,

If you are going to do … anything … do it great! Work at it with all your heart. Do nothing half-hearted.

That includes ministering to children. Or teaching children – as a school teacher or a home school mom. If you are going to do it, do it well. Do it very well. Continue reading

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We are who we are

Isn’t that the truth?? I mean, really! Why do we keep trying to change ourselves into somebody else when we already are somebody??

Sure, I want to lose weight (I really do. And I am working on it.) And I would like to write better (working on that, too). And I would like a more organized house (yup, working on it). Continue reading

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Well … Hello!!!

Did you think I had gone into hibernation for the winter? I know, not good to start and then check out. But, I’m back and raring to go!

My oldest daughter gave birth to her 3rd son on March 24th. At week #11 (last fall) the doctor put her on bed rest. Did I mention it was her 3rd son? Her other two are 3 and 2. Yup … she’s busy … and getting busier.

Marshall newborn

The doctor gave her a 50/50 chance of keeping the baby. And here he is all healthy and gorgeous.

Ladies in our church and friends of Erin’s joined together and helped. I have a day job, so I could not be there 24/7. My boss was amazingly gracious and if Erin needed me, I was there.

It was tough days and weeks, as you could well imagine. But what is that compared to the life of a child? This darling boy.

And these two darling boys that needed clothes and snacks and diaper changes (one of them) and activity and questions answered, to name but a few.

Hunter and Marshall Xander and Marshall

So I’m back. A very blessed and happy Grammie. I cannot wait to see what God has planned for this little guy that arrived on the wings of many prayers.

And I cannot wait to see what God has in store for me next, either. Life is rich and I love it with all its crazy twisty curvy turns. What’s next for me? Who knows? Do you know what is next for you? Let me hear it!!! Perhaps it will inspire me!

Patricia Meyers
One with Five Grandkids


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Birthdays are great!


The number of years someone has been on this planet is a great thing to celebrate. I’m all for it!

Today is my birthday! Happy Birthday to me! Silly to say? Who cares?

I’ve been through an illness severe enough that my next birthday was extremely uncertain – two years in a row.

Now, it’s my birthday. I am healthy. Let’s celebrate!

And so should you. Every single birthday. (Well, every day really; but that’s not what this post is about.) Continue reading

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